Athlete Performance Training
Training designed to elevate fitness and improve sports outcomes.
What is Athlete Performance Training?
Special Olympics Pennsylvania is rededicating itself to its mission and values through Athlete Performance Training. Designed to elevate the fitness levels of athletes and improve their sports outcomes, Athlete Performance Training consists of a combination of coach-facilitated sports practices and at-home fitness programs. Together, these help ensure participants become healthier, more fit and live longer lives.
During practices, coaches will apply an approach that includes education, exertion and evaluation.
- Education: Time is taken during each sports practice to discuss physical activity, nutrition, and hydration as a team.
- Exertion: A practice plan is followed that engages athletes in physical activity throughout the entire practice.
- Evaluation: Athletes’ health and fitness metrics are collected at the start and end of the season.
At home, athletes and their families/caregivers are provided a sport-specific fitness program to complement the in-person practices.
How To Participate?
You will need to fill out the Site Registration Form about your upcoming training season and should request enough athlete materials for each athlete at your training site. You will only be able to request coach materials for two coaches at your training site.
After you complete the Site Registration, you will be mailed the Athlete Performance Training materials for both athletes and coaches.
Following the completion of Athlete Performance Training Tracking, you will be eligible for the Athlete Performance Training component of the Bronze Level Coaches Training and Progression Plan.
More Information on the Coaches Training & Progression Plan:
This training plan is designed to inspire and encourage coaches to continue their education in order to be the best coach that they can be and, in turn, provide our athletes with a better experience and a desire to be the best athlete that they can be.
For more information on the Bronze, Silver and Gold level requirements, click here or watch the below video.